Notice re. third quarter taxes

For the first time in over 26 years, the Borough of Elmwood Park was advised by the Division of Local Government Services, Local Finance Notice # 2020-07 dated March 20, 2020, to issue estimated tax bills for the 3rd quarter tax period due on August 1, 2020.For the first time in over 26 years, the Borough of Elmwood Park was advised by the Division of Local Government Services, Local Finance Notice # 2020-07 dated March 20, 2020, to issue estimated tax bills for the 3rd quarter tax period due on August 1, 2020.

The Corona Virus has affected state government as well as local governments in a way never seen before. Your tax bill is computed using a assessed value of your home multiplied by a factor. The factor is comprised of Municipal Government Budget, County Municipal Government, Local Library Budget, County Open Space.

The Average Home owner’s estimated tax bill due August 1, 2020 is comprised as: for example 330,000 assessed value of a home

  • County Tax: 330,000 x .27 = $891.00
  • County Open Tax: 330,000 x .01 = $33.00
  • District School Tax: 330,000 x 1.79 = $5,907.00
  • Library Tax: 330,000 x .04 = $114.00
  • Local Municipal Tax: 330,000 x .92 = $3,036.00

Which means the home owner tax bill estimated to pay the Borough will be 9,981.00. The home owner would take the February 1, May 1, August 1, November 1 tax stubs, add them up, and would equal (in the example of 330,000 average assessed value, $9,981.00).

Once the State of New Jersey adopts their budget, only then, will the state release its rates to the Bergen County Board of Taxation, in turn, which will certify Elmwood Park's actual "rate: i.e. factor. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Tax Office at 201-796-1457 Ext: 212.

Thank you,

Roy Riggitano
CFO, Borough of Elmwood Park

Notice of cancellation of request for bids

CURBSIDE RECYCLING COLLECTION/DISPOSAL SERVICE REQUEST FOR BIDS HAS BEEN CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Relocation of June 14 BCUA Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

Due to the Covid-19 testing at Bergen Community College, the BCUA has moved the location of the Sunday, June 14th Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event to the following site:

Bergen County Utilities Authority
Foot of Empire Blvd.
Moonachie, NJ 07074
Hours 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Please note that wait times may be extensive due to COVID-19 safety requirements. The BCUA will NOT accept any materials from municipalities or businesses.

Voter registration deadline for Primary Election

Bergen County Superintendent of Elections Patricia DiCostanzo issued a notice that Tuesday, June 16, 2020, is the last day for residents to register to vote for the July 7, 2020, Primary Election in the State of New Jersey. In order to be eligible to vote, a person must be an American Citizen, be 18 years old on or before July 7, 2020, and be a resident of New Jersey and Bergen County by June 16, 2020.

Bergen County residents may register to vote at the Office of the Superintendent of Elections, located at One Bergen County Plaza, Room 380, in Hackensack.  In order to meet the needs of residents, this office will be open from 9:00AM to 9:00 PM on Tuesday, June 16, 2020.  People may also register at their local municipal clerk’s office, hours vary.

In light of the coronavirus pandemic and Executive Order No. 144, ALL DEMOCRATIC AND REPUBLICAN REGISTERED VOTERS WILL AUTOMATICALLY RECEIVE A VOTE-BY-MAIL BALLOT for the July 7, 2020 Primary Election. If an Unaffiliated or Inactive Status Voter would like to participate in the Primary they should complete and return the Vote-by-Mail Application that will be sent to them.

If you have a disability and need an accessible ballot, please contact (201) 336-7020 or you may go to your assigned polling place, which will provide access to an in-person accessible voting device on Primary Election Day. Should you choose not to vote on a Mail-In Ballot and show up to one of the limited number of Polling Places on Election Day, only Provisional Paper Ballots will be available to cast your vote. The ADA compliant Voting Machine is only for voters who have a disability.

Superintendent DiCostanzo would like voters, already registered in Bergen County, to be aware of the procedures regarding late address changes within county.  If a voter has moved from one election district to another in the SAME town or has moved to another town in Bergen before Tuesday, July 7, 2020, please notify this office as soon as possible so that a Mail-In Ballot or an application can be sent to you.  If you have any questions, please call 201-336-6110 for assistance.

The Bergen County Superintendent of Elections’ office is responsible for Voter Registration and all associated concerns, Issuing Voter Acknowledgement Cards, Maintaining Custody of Voting Machines and Poll Books, as well as other duties relating to the enforcement of elections laws as per NJSA Title 19.

On Tuesday, July 7th, voters will cast ballots for their party candidates for President of the United States, US Senate, Congress, Freeholders, and local candidates. It is up to each and every American Citizen to exercise their right to vote. 

Superintendent DiCostanzo and Deputy Theresa M. O’Connor are available to answer any question that you might have @ 201-336-6109.

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